Name CJ Heck
Location The Villages, Florida
Member Since Jun 04, 2011
Votes Received 45
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CJ is a published author who lives with her partner, Robert Cosmar, who is also an author.  She has three daughters and eleven grandchildren.  

CJ writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction short stories, memoirs, and essays.  She also maintains a website and three blogs, one dedicated to Vietnam veterans -- CJ is a Vietnam War widow.

CJ Heck's Books:

Barking Spiders (and Other Such Stuff) 2000
Barking Spiders 2 (the sequel) 2011 - [A 2011 Cybils Awards Nominee - Poetry Category]
Me Too!  Preschool Poetry 2011
Bits and Pieces from a Writer's Soul
(New!) Anatomy of a Poet
(All are available at Amazon.com, Kindle, Nook, CJ's website, and in bookstores)

CJ's work has also been published by:

Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Castle Rock Research
Rubicon Publishing
Poetry Quarterly
JFC Publishing House
Grande Prairie Regional College
True Poet Magazine
Bluegrass Publishing
Dane Publishing House
Your Big Backyard Magazine
Steel Point Quarterly
Tales 'n Rhyme Magazine
Writers Digest Books
Mature Living Magazine
Distance Learning
Purpose Magazine
Design Workshop
Little, Brown and Company
St. Anthony Messenger Press
New Hampshire Magazine.

For poetry workshops, school visits, interviews, availability, fees & references, please visit her website.

Where To Find CJ:



The Old Woman and her Dog

The Old Woman and her Dog

2 pages, updated May 29, 2013GCompleted
Humorous account of an old woman in a park and her dog ... and the improbable role reversal between them.
81 reads votes 1 comments 0
4011 Hilltop Drive [Flash Fiction]

4011 Hilltop Drive [Flash Fiction]

1 page, updated May 17, 2013PG-13Completed
Being home alone can be frightening, especially when you hear the sound of breaking glass.
29 reads votes 1 comments 0
From Bride to Widow

From Bride to Widow

2 pages, updated Apr 03, 2013GPicturesCompleted
Vietnam -- a widow's Memoir
46 reads votes 1 comments 1
Christmas at Mel's

Christmas at Mel's

1 page, updated Dec 17, 2012PG-13Completed
A touching story about a "lady of the evening" alone in a bar on Christmas Eve.
103 reads votes 1 comments 0
Now I'm Three and I Know ...

Now I'm Three and I Know ...

1 page, updated Nov 18, 2012GCompleted
Toddlers have such an innocent way of looking at their world ... funny, sweet, sometimes surprising.
163 reads votes 4 comments 4
The Magic Banana

The Magic Banana

5 pages, updated Oct 30, 2012GCompleted
A Children's story set in another world about three best friends who go on a simple picnic and, through magic, one of them suddenly disappears. To get their friend back, ... read more
97 reads votes 2 comments 0
The Little Umbrella

The Little Umbrella

2 pages, updated Oct 30, 2012GCompleted
A preschool story about being happy with who you are.
130 reads votes 3 comments 2
The Ice Cream Cone

The Ice Cream Cone

2 pages, updated Oct 30, 2012GCompleted
During a walk in the park, through an ordinary ice cream cone, a grandfather teaches his granddaughter a valuable lesson about love and divorce.
70 reads votes 2 comments 0
Reflection of Feelings

Reflection of Feelings

6 pages, updated Feb 16, 2012PG-13Completed
"CJ Heck has a way of looking into your very soul and describing the passion and feelings that we experience but yet are afraid to or cannot express in words fo... read more
452 reads votes 4 comments 3
A Christmas Miracle [Flash Fiction]

A Christmas Miracle [Flash Fiction]

1 page, updated Dec 24, 2011PG-13Completed
During the Great Depression, Christmas was especially difficult ...
185 reads votes 3 comments 1

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Old People in the Park

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The Little Umbrella